Oxfordshire County Council has been awarded funding from the Department for Education to deliver a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme in 2022, as part of a national scheme.

The programme provides organised holiday activities for children who are in Reception-Year 11 and who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. You can browse activities and book your HAF online; to check eligibility and receive a booking code, contact Oxfordshire County Council on 01865 328 460 or email activitiesoxfordshire@oxfordshire.gov.uk

The aim of the programme is to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, encouraging them to engage in interactive and fun activities and provide them with access to a healthy meal.

Who can take part

The programme will offer free holiday activities to school-aged children, who have started Reception- Year 11, who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. The holiday activities will take place in the 2022 Summer holidays. You can book from the 1st July 2022.

This programme is also open to refugees, including people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

What is available

Children and young people attending sessions will be able to enjoy quality holiday activities and a healthy meal at each session they attend.

Eligible children and young people are entitled to:

  • at least four hours each day
  • sixteen days over the Summer Holidays

You can choose and book free HAF activity sessions from a selection that will be on offer. You will be asked to input a code when booking – for benefits-related free school meal children and young people, below are contact details if you would like to find out if you are eligible. Your school should also have the code.

You can book individual days based on your circumstance- it is not necessary to attend all sessions for one activity. However, you are limited to 16 days over the entire summer holiday period.

Take a look at the providers running activities and book a HAF activity session from Friday 1st July.

Contact details

To book onto a HAF Activity, visit HAF Activity Providers | Oxfordshire County Council (coordinate.cloud)

Call 01865 328460 or email activitiesoxfordshire@oxfordshire.gov.uk for more information.

Is HAF related to the School Food Voucher Scheme

The Holiday Free School Meal Voucher scheme run by Oxfordshire County Council is in no way affiliated with HAF. If you are part of the voucher scheme, you are still eligible to participate in all aspects as HAF as long as your child is eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Your school should be able to help with queries about school food vouchers.